The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Abbreviation: CUHK and Chinese University in English; 中大, Zhōngdà in Putonghua and Zung1-daai6 in Cantonese) is a public research university in Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.
Formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, it is the territory’s second oldest institution of higher learning and only collegiate university. It is originally evolved from three existing colleges, the oldest of which was founded in 1949. These colleges themselves were formed also by merging universities that had existed in mainland China. The University has developed rapidly afterwards with the establishment of various academic departments and new colleges.